Social Theory and Practice 40 (1):123-144 (2014)

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Luara Ferracioli
University of Sydney
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It is widely held that the current refugee Convention is inadequate with respect to its specification of who counts as a refugee and in its assignment of responsibility concerning refugees to states. At the same time, there is substantial agreement among scholars that the negotiation of a new Convention would lead states to extricate themselves from previously assumed responsibilities rather than sign on to a set of more desirable legal norms. In this paper, I argue that states should ultimately negotiate a new Convention, but that first they must alleviate the institutional and motivational constraints that make progress currently unattainable.
Keywords Refugees  Feasibility  Reform
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DOI 10.5840/soctheorpract20144016
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